From telemarketing fraud and phishing to catfishing and the Nigerian prince scam, wire fraud is a serious federal crime that is punishable by a lengthy federal prison sentence, fines worth tens of thousands of dollars or more, and a permanent criminal record that can lead to the loss of certain rights, such as gun and voting rights.
If you or a loved one has been accused of some form of wire fraud in Massachusetts, look no further than Martin G. Weinberg, Attorney at Law to protect your rights, reputation, and freedom. With more than four decades of trial-tested experience in federal court, our Boston wire fraud defense attorney handles the most complex criminal cases and nationally renowned as one of the country’s best litigators by the legal community.
Wire fraud is defined as intentionally using a communication device (e.g. landline telephones, cellphones, computers, tablets, etc.) to send information from one state to another as part of a scheme to defraud someone else of money, goods, or services. Common types of electronic communications include phone calls, emails, websites, and social media.
The following are the elements the prosecution must prove to convict someone of wire fraud:
The defendant intentionally or voluntarily devised or participated in a scheme to defraud another person of money, goods, or services.
The defendant committed the act with an intention to defraud someone else.
Interstate wire communications was used to commit and/or further the scheme or such wire communications would be used in the foreseeable future.
A conviction for wire fraud is a punishable by a maximum federal prison term of 20 years and fines no more than $250,000. If wire fraud affects or is committed against a financial institution, then a conviction will result in a prison sentence of up to 30 years.
Attorney Weinberg will listen to your story, thoroughly review the facts and circumstances of your case, and determine which white collar legal defenses are applicable for your case in order to help you avoid conviction or get your charges/penalties significantly reduced. He has represented clients in more than 20 federal district courts, eight U.S. Courts of Appeals, and in the U.S. Supreme Court.
Call us today at (617) 227-3700 for experienced and responsive legal representation immediately.
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